Kyushu University Earth System Engineering Course
Kyushu University Department of Earth Resources Engineering
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Earth System Engineering Course

Four-year course of earth resource engineering that is one of the courses of Earth Environmental Engineering Department is prepared for undergraduate students. The course consists of lectures, laboratory experiments, field works, internship program and project study. The lectures provide basics of engineering, earth sciences for the first two years and of earth resources engineering for the last two years. Special lectures are also provided on the subjects such as Environmental Chemistry and Resources Economics by visiting lecturers. Field works include visiting geothermal power plant, open pit mine, and smelting factory. Internship program is organized during summer holidays of the third year in which each student is assigned to one of the field out of geothermal plant, oil field, and mine for about two weeks. Some students will have a chance their internship in overseas. In the fourth year, students are assigned to one of the laboratory of the department and need to carry out their own project study that is supervised by staff of the laboratory. Students need to write report (thesis) and to make presentation on their project.
Minimum of 137 credits is necessary to complete the undergraduate course.